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Pediatric Emergency Medicine

The Pediatric Emergency Service at the Komansky Center for Children's Health provides outstanding emergency care to ill and injured children and young adults, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We take pride in offering our upper east side community the highest quality pediatric emergency care, and gratefully extend the borders of 'our community' to all boroughs of New York City and the metropolitan area. We are a level-one trauma center and a New York City regional burn center, with coordinated teams highly skilled to manage children with these unique injuries. We offer a dedicated pediatric emergency space, separate from the adult emergency department, where children and families may be cared for in a comforting environment led by highly trained staff.

We are staffed by:

  • Full-time physicians, trained and board certified/eligible in the subspecialty of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Skilled emergency nurses, uniquely trained to care for children
  • A child life specialist, who offers expertise in child advocacy and in promoting a family-centered experience
  • Emergency social workers, who offer support systems to patients in need
  • Patient care advocates, who ensure comfort and the highest satisfaction during the emergency visit
Our patients have access to world-renowned experts in all areas of pediatric subspecialties and the most highly skilled and prominent surgical faculty. Our dedicated pediatric emergency facility provides sophisticated state-of-the-art technology in a nurturing, child-friendly environment. We are uniquely designed for full resuscitation and monitoring of the most complex and critically ill children. Our service promotes a family-centered care plan, and ensures prompt service for children with all degrees of traumatic and medical acuity.

Rapid assessment and treatment of pain is a top priority for each and every patient presenting to our pediatric emergency service. Ongoing quality improvement and staff education for pain management is an essential component of our service.

Communication with parents is of vital importance to our hospital staff; families will find themselves surrounded by compassionate professionals who will keep them informed, guide them through a crisis, and facilitate appropriate follow-up. The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College fosters close relationships with community physicians and neighboring schools. Promotion of injury prevention, patient education, and advocacy extends beyond the walls of the Emergency Department through a multitude of community outreach projects.

The Pediatric Emergency Service at The Komansky Center for Children's Health is dedicated to ensure seamless medical care for each child and family. Our highly trained pediatric emergency staff, specialized facilities, and close relationship with the world-renowned NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics enable us to offer the very best in emergency care. A dedication to the overall family experience is paramount and patient satisfaction is achieved by consistently treating patients of all ages with dignity and respect.


Contact

Emergency Medicine
525 East 68th Street
New York, New York 10021
(212) 746-3300

For an ambulance or emergency, call 911
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